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Hydra Subsea has Acquired Subsea Responder IV

20.05.2021
Established in 2013, Hydra Subsea a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydra Offshore Construction Inc., is a full-service offshore marine contractor. Hydra provides specialized marine support services, offshore construction, saturation diving, heavy lift services and subsea solutions to support offshore operations in the US Gulf of Mexico, West Coast and many international locations. Hydra is pleased to announce that it has purchased the deep-water purpose built DP2 Multi-Purpose Construction Vessel MPCV Subsea Responder IV (ex SURF Challenger, ex DMT Emerald) a USA built, Jones Act Compliant, 292’ x 60’ diesel electric vessel with dual internal work class ROVs. The Subsea Responder IV also boasts a 110te Knuckle Boom Crane and a 125te deep water AHC lowering tower with 12,000’ capabilities and comfortable berthing for 77 persons.

Modulift Team up with Mocean Energy in Crucial Heavy Lift

19.05.2021
A custom-made 50 WLL lifting frame designed by Modulift was key in being used to ensure that Mocean Energy’s new Blue X wave energy prototype could take it’s first ever dip in to the cold waters of the North Sea.

MCS Launches New Mini ROV

18.05.2021
Innovative service company, MCS, has launched a new mini Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to reduce cost in subsea inspection and 3D metrology for the worldwide energy industry. The MiniSpector, which has been developed to be launched from a platform, reduces the reliance on additional vessels and equipment saving customers’ money.

Xodus Delivers Oil Release Risk Review for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency

18.05.2021
A NEW study mapping-out potential risks to the UK’s coastal environment, marine life and traffic as a result of hydrocarbon releases from energy industry activity and shipping has been completed, helping to inform the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) future response strategy. Xodus Group, in association with London Marine Consultants, delivered the review of the hydrocarbon release risk on the UKCS over the next decade for the MCA, an agency of the Department for Transport of the UK Government.

Modus Subsea Services Acquire Two Complete Integrated SPICE AUV Systems from Kawasaki Heavy Industries

18.05.2021
Modus Subsea Services Ltd. (Modus), a leading independent expert in the provision of seabed intervention, IMR, survey and specialist AUV services, announces the acquisition of two (2) complete, integrated, SPICE AUV systems from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). SPICE AUVs represent highly capable systems, delivered by one of the World’s leading OEMs, capable of providing a wide range of autonomous services and data acquisition with high efficiency and quality, down to 3,000m water depth.

Maersk Drilling Awarded One-well UK Contract by INEOS

17.05.2021
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from INEOS Oil & Gas UK to employ the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolve for drilling and hydraulic stimulation at the Breagh Alpha A11 well in block 42/13 of the UK North Sea. The contract is expected to commence in Q3 2021, in direct continuation of the rig’s current work scope, with an estimated duration of 140 days. The contract value is approximately USD 11.3m. The contract includes four additional one-well options.

Fugro Awarded Significant Site Characterisation Contract for German Offshore Wind Development

17.05.2021
Fugro has been awarded a multi-year site investigation contract by Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH).

Maersk Drilling Divesting Jack-ups Maersk Guardian and Mærsk Gallant

17.05.2021
Maersk Drilling has sold the jack-up rig Maersk Guardian (now named Guardian) to New Fortress Energy, and the parties have further entered into an agreement about the sale of the jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant with anticipated closing in June 2021. The total sales price for the two rigs is USD 31m in all-cash transactions.

Minister of State for Business Energy and Clean Growth to Deliver Opening Address at New Subsea Live Event

14.05.2021
Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP to highlight Global Underwater Hub in Aberdeen at Subsea Live Energy minister, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, will give the opening address at Subsea Live, affirming the UK Government’s support for and recognition of the size, scale and potential of the underwater industry.

Modus Subsea Services Surpassed 2 Million Manhours LTI Free

14.05.2021
Modus Subsea Services Ltd is proud to announce that it recently surpassed 2 Million Manhours, more than 9 years, without a lost-time injury (LTI) across all work locations: Head Office, Marine Base Facility, and offshore work locations worldwide.


Ashtead Technology awarded funding through Canada’s Ocean Supercluster for Unmanned Digital Twinning Project

13.05.2021
Welaptega, an Ashtead Technology company, has launched a $500,000 (USD) initiative to develop a product to enable digital twinning of underwater infrastructure without the need for offshore personnel.

Argeo AS: Orders a Second SeaRaptor 6000 Newbuild AUV from Teledyne Gavia

13.05.2021
Argeo has ordered its second and identical newbuild SeaRaptor 6000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle “AUV” from Teledyne Gavia with delivery taking place early Q4 2021.The delivery includes several ancillary system components, software and crew training is an identical system to the first allowing the two systems to work in parallel for project requiring larger seabed footprint and productivity.

Subsea Specialist Blazes a Carbon Free Trail

13.05.2021
An up-and-coming name in the subsea survey industry has marked its second anniversary with an environmental first for the sector. Sulmara Subsea, which was founded in 2019, is believed to be the first company in its sector to fully offset its carbon emissions in line with the company’s carbon neutrality ambition. The move followed an extensive assessment of the carbon footprint from all of Sulmara’s operations in 2020 including flights and freight, as well as the individual carbon footprint of every member of staff.

Ocean Startup Challenge Returns with up to $1.4 Million for Ocean Innovators

13.05.2021
The Ocean Startup Project has launched its second Ocean Startup Challenge. Up from last year’s $350,000 in prize money, the 2021 edition of the competition will award up to $1.4 million to ocean innovators and entrepreneurs from rural, Indigenous, and urban communities across Canada and internationally.

Maersk Drilling Secures One-well Contract Extension with Total in Suriname

12.05.2021
Total E&P Suriname, Suriname Branch has exercised an option to add the drilling of one additional appraisal well in Suriname’s Block 58 to the work scope of the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer. The contract extension has an estimated duration of 100 days, with work expected to commence in end-May 2021 in direct continuation of the rig’s previously agreed work scope. The contract value of the extension is approximately USD 20m, including integrated services provided.

EdgeArchive is available now from Digital Edge Subsea

12.05.2021
EdgeArchive - Available Now Archive handles the transfer of data from the internal DVR drives to Client storage, either on a NAS a Raid, or a phased delivery to multiple external hard drives.

MacArtney Strengthens its Board of Directors with a New Profile from the Offshore Wind Industry

12.05.2021
The MacArtney Group will be welcoming a new face to its board of directors: Trine Borum Bojsen, Chief Operating Officer, Copenhagen Offshore Partners.

Equity Investment in AI Technology Business Blue Lion Labs Ltd

12.05.2021
OTAQ, the marine technology products and solutions group for the global aquaculture and offshore oil and gas industries, is pleased to announce a $300,000 equity investment in Blue Lion Labs Ltd (“Blue Lion”), a Canadian data management and software company developing solutions to multiple water-quality challenges, including real time monitoring of harmful organisms in water to deliver more sustainable food sources. Following completion of the Investment, OTAQ will hold a beneficial interest in approximately 10.0% of Blue Lion’s issued ordinary share capital.
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